Nova Silbaugh Art

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Metamorphosis Journey

This week wrapped up the big show, so I’m getting a bit of rest before I finish my final paintings in my “Metamorphosis” series. I have 2 more that I have started and sit yet unfinished.

The idea behind “Metamorphosis” started a little over a year ago with a small drawing of a woman lying beneath a tree. I set it aside for several months not knowing what it would turn into. It was really on a whim that I decided to paint her. Much of my work comes from a gut feeling, I don’t always make plans, but when I find something I love I go with it. This time I knew it was something special.

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The characters within “Metamorphosis” represent a journey of change. I envisioned the ability of each person to create a better person from within, and each person represents a different stage within this journey. My objective was to convey a positive message of change, and to get others to envision their own personal journey and to question personal destination. This was a fitting theme for my work, as my work its self has experienced a metamorphosis. Personally it was my journey to create something better, to be a more focused person, and to become a person who dares to share her dreams.

“Do Not Be Silenced, but Share From the Vastness of Your Dreams” is my largest piece for the series. For this painting the title came to me first. I spend some time writing in a notebook while in my studio. Sometimes just bit and pieces of thought. This was a kind of a poetry of thought that floated into my head, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I decided to quite literally translate this thought into my painting.

Do not be Silenced artwork by Nova SIlbaugh art painting

This painting really summed up what some of my artistic journey was about. Sometimes I suffer from self censoring, put too much importance on what others think I should be doing. This is something I think a lot of artists struggle with as well. Its rough putting yourself out there and being a vulnerable creative. This painting represents that breaking free of those limitations.

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RAW Revolution Art Show May 21st

I have recently been selected as a featured artist by RAW for a show in May. I’ll be featuring my latest collection of oil paintings “Metamorphosis,” as well as some illustrations. I’ll be revealing more about my work in the next couple months as we get closer to the show.

RAW features a full range of artists, from painting, illustration and photography, to performing arts, and fashion.These artists are all local, hand-picked talent. It will be an awesome nightclub feel as the show is going to be at Motif in San Jose.

You can purchase a ticket in my name by clicking this link: RAW Each ticket sale helps that particular artist, so make sure you have me selected.

When: May 21st 2014 from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

Where: Motif 389 S. 1st St., San Jose

If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to support me as and artist, visit my site Novasilbaughstudio.com and click the donate button. Donations will help cover travel expenses, art display materials, and extra cups of coffee!

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